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Barnard, Christiaan Syllabification: Bar·nard, Christiaan
Pronunciation: /ˈbärnərd/

Definition of Barnard, Christiaan in English:

( 1922–2001), South African surgeon; a pioneer in human heart transplantation; full name Christiaan Neethling Barnard. He performed the first heart transplant in December 1967.

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